Kolkata, Sep 23: To add a dash of music to the ongoing festive fervour, as the Bengalis around the globe gears up to celebrate Durga Pujo, the national award-winning effervescent singer, Monali Thakur, launched her maiden Bengali single, Dugga Elo.
Composed by Guddu and written by Indranil Das, this peppy number is bound to uplift the festive mood. “I am pretty excited about my first Bengali single, Dugga Elo, which is also my tribute to Durga Pujo. Growing up in Kolkata and being a part of a family which lived and breathed music, each year Durga Pujo songs released by renowned singers and composers with great fanfare were much awaited by all of us in the family," said Monali.
"A lot of such songs are still immensely popular. I was planning to come up with a Bengali single for a long time and finally decided to sing a song to celebrate the very essence of Durga Pujo”, she added.
The video has been shot in the Behind-The-Scene mode, in which Monali will be seen in a Bengali look and having a grand time while recording the song in a studio.
The song, launched by Zee Music Co will be available on Zee Music YouTube channel and all other streaming platforms. Monali Thakur is an acclaimed Indian singer and actress. She won the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage" from the film Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015), the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song "Sawaar Loon" from the film Lootera (2013) and. She has been a judge in various Reality Shows.
Monali was born in a Bengali musical family in Kolkata. Her father, Mr Shakti Thakur is a singer & actor and her sister Mehuli Thakur is also a playback singer.
Monali trained in Hindustani classical music under Pandit Jagdish Prasad and Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty. (UNI)